We report on a mean-field thermodynamic analysis of AB random copolymer melts with (backbone) composition correlations that reflect realistic polymerization conditions. Depending on the strength and sign of these correlations, multiple homogeneous phases, periodic mesophases, or disordered mesophases are possible. We identify an isotropic Lifshitz point and the critical lines that emerge from it. Our results should facilitate the design of new copolymeric materials.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)